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Thought for the week

A Rebel Found God, who answered me in the day of my distress, has gone with me wherever I have gone. Genesis 35:3

JACOB runs for his life, fearing that his elder brother Esau is seeking to kill him. Esau has a legitimate grievance. When Esau was famished, Jacob tempted him to exchange his birth right, as the first-born son, for a bowl of lentil soup. Impulsively, Esau agreed and lost out on his inheritance. By impersonating Esau, Jacob also tricked his blind father into giving him the patriarchal blessing that rightfully belonged to Esau.

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